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Topic review - How to change crontab editor in Debian Linux
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Post subject: Re: How to change crontab editor in Debian Linux  |  Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:53 pm
Nothing I could do persuaded the editor to work in vi, even though the asterisked value was already option 2. So I un-installed nano. That worked.
Post subject: How to change crontab editor in Debian Linux  |  Post Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:04 am
How to change crontab editor in Debian Linux - using update-alternatives

Code:
$ sudo update-alternatives --config editor
There are 3 choices for the alternative editor (providing /usr/bin/editor).

  Selection    Path                Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
* 0            /bin/nano            40        auto mode
  1            /bin/nano            40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/vim.basic   30        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/vim.tiny    10        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 3
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vim.tiny to provide /usr/bin/editor (editor) in manual mode
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